Do Women Need a Bill of Rights?
The long-awaited Bill of Rights for NI which was originally promised in the Good Friday Agreement of 1998 has still to be delivered.
Human rights are freedoms and protections belonging to everyone. A Bill of Rights contains human rights protections for everyone – it is a list of the laws a country agrees to make to protect all the people who live there. It can also contain guiding principles or ideas.
To get an understanding of what people who live here think about the creation of a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland, the Ad Hoc Committee on a Bill of Rights has issued a consultation which will close on the 5th of February. The Committee needs to hear from lots of different people and a short and confidential survey for ALL ages has been created to gather those thoughts. It can be completed on-line by clicking here where you can also find further information.
The survey should be completed on-line by 5th February 2021.
NIRWN along with the Women’s Regional Consortium recently organised a focus group to gather the views of their members on the Bill of Rights for NI. If you were not able to attend but would like to view the session please click here
NIRWN will be making a response to this consultation so if there are any issues you would like to raise please contact email@example.com